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For anyone who is/ has/ or is thinking of nursing their child past one year of age.
Latest Activity: May 20, 2010
Started by Charlotte Woody. Last reply by Charlotte Woody Mar 22, 2010.
Started by Gina Grothoff. Last reply by Charlotte Woody Feb 6, 2010.
Started by Melanie Parker. Last reply by Nicole Wallace, D.C. Jan 21, 2010.
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I have enjoyed reading everyone's comments. an extreme sport- great image- yes, nursing a toddler alone can be an extreme sport as they twirl around and contort themselves in various positions.
I had a question about starting solids. My 8mo is not interested in solids and refuses to eat any from a spoon or otherwise. Did anyone else in the group have a nursling who wanted breastmilk only, after 6months of age?
My 15 month still isn't real interested in foods. I think breast milk is an important source of nutrition until the age of 2, at least. Its a super food. :) She has never had an issue with growth. We also started solids at around 6-7 months and made our own, she was interested at first, then lost interest once it wasn't 'new' anymore. What we started doing was just offering her a fruit or veggie with our meals, if she was interested great, if not not biggie. We didn't start offering her meals until she was showing real interest at around a year. Let him be your guide. :)
My almost 4 year old still doesn't eat much... still prefers 'nummies' :) Seriously, though, he didn't start eating any solid foods until he was almost 2. He simply had no interest. The only concern my pediatrican had was after he turned one, he wanted to make sure there wasn't an iron deficiency, which they can easily test for.
Yay for superfood!
I am due with number 3 Jan 4. when's your due date?
Melanie - we have used "ecological" breastfeeding to help with natural child spacing. (We only use NFP/FAM.) There is a book on this subject called "Breastfeeding and Natural Childspacing" if you're interested. It makes a difference *how* you BF, not just *how long.* I did not get my cycle back for 11.5 mos. The average return to fertility for moms who EcoBF is 14.5 mos.